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Year in Review: Hurricane Harvey

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In South Texas, the biggest headline of 2017 came from mother nature.

On August 25, Hurricane Harvey, the costliest natural disaster in the United States, slammed into Rockport at peak intensity.

Harvey left lots of destruction and triggered a recovery process that's still going on today.

Its category four winds battered parts of the region; zapping power, and destroying property.

The worst hit places in the Coastal Bend were Rockport and Port Aransas, where thousands lost the one thing everyone needs-- shelter.

Thousands relied on FEMA for housing. The agency extended numerous deadlines for aid and paid for people to stay in hotels, but four months after the storm, people are frustrated with FEMA's pace.

Dwyane Porter still hasn't gotten the help he needs to fix what Harvey broke.

Harvey was a monster storm. It caused an estimated $180 billion in damage, far more than the $81 billion the House approved to help hurricane-ravaged areas dealing with their own disasters like Florida and Puerto Rico, and it's not a done deal. The U.S. Senate still needs to sign off on relief funding, leaving Texans waiting for relief.

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